Utility sinks come in various styles and sizes and are ideally used for cleaning large or robust objects such as shoes, garden items, washing the dog and all kinds things that you cannot wash in the kitchen sink. Since a utility sink is not made of fragile material, there are no particular restrictions on how to clean deposits left on its surface. It is made of tough material, created to do tough jobs! One can clean anything and use the strongest detergent without doing any damage to it.
Products and Brands. There is no single cleaner or brand which is considered to be a perfect product to clean utility sinks. One thing is certain: a utility sink sees all kinds of dirt. Therefore it is better to use products that kill germs and removes stains like bleaching products or disinfectants.
Before using any cleaning product, remove all debris from the sink surface itself. After removing the majority of the dirt and heavy stains, you should then clean it with soap and warm water using a soft cloth. It is important not to use any scrubs or steel wool pads as this might scratch the surface. Wipe the surface clean and rinse completely so that no cleaning products are left to steep into its surface.
One can also use natural products found at home such as vinegar. Pouring some vinegar diluted with water, or poured directly into the utility sink itself, helps to remove the dirt and stains from your sink. It is also popular for cleaning other things like the floor, depending on what type of floor you have. Vinegar can also remove difficult dirt like nail polish.
Drain Pipes. Cleaning the drain pipes connected to your utility sink is an important part of the cleaning process. This cleaning will help to avoid any blockages, which may occur in the future. After thoroughly cleaning your utility sink, your next step is to make sure the drain pipes are clear from any blockage. It is recommended that every week or so one should try one of the following easy steps:
- Put a tablespoon of baking soda into the drain pipe,
- Pour ¼ cup of vinegar or lemon juice,
- Pour a strong salt solution, or
- Buy a drain blockage solution.
The solutions mentioned above should be left at least fifteen to thirty minutes before you rinse the sink with water. It’s best to rinse first with hot water before flushing the drain out with tap water.
Detergent/ cleaning product test. It is important that when using a new detergent or cleaning product, you should first test it on a small part of the sink, preferably somewhere not easily visible, such as the rear part of the sink. This is because some products are very powerful and might cause damage to the surface being cleaned.
Whether you are interested in gardening, engaging in craft making, working in your garage or taking care of your pets, utility sinks are very useful for you and your family. They withstand rough handling and are ideal for tough jobs since they are made from very sturdy material. One of the best ways to make your utility sink last long is by regular cleaning.